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Friday 18 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga today launched its new 3G+ network at the opening of its renovated retail flagship store in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 15 May 2014

Neiafu, Vava'u
A ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the laying of a submarine fiber optic telecommunication cable from Tongatapu to Vava'u was officiated by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano in Neiafu, Vava'u yesterday, 14 May.
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Tuesday 11 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) is offering 50% internet connection discount to all primary and secondary schools in Tonga, and to the Vaiola Hospital, effective from 1 January, under a special offer supported by the government and Tonga Cable Ltd.
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Monday 18 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven District Officers in Tongatapu are now connected to the internet, thanks to a project launched by the Ministry of Internal Affairs earlier this month.
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Friday 1 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga Ltd. is looking to take the usage of mobile internet technology to a new level in Tonga, by linking its services to Tonga's new submarine fibre optic cable, launching its service today, November 1. The mobile phone and internet company has leased fibre capacity from Tonga Cable Ltd., becoming the second carrier after the fibre was launched on 21 August 2013.
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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s high speed internet goes live on Wednesday, August 21, with the commissioning by King Tupou VI of the project at the Tonga Cable Ltd station in Sopu.
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s high speed internet is expected to be commissioned on August 21 by King Tupou VI. The fibre-optic cable network would then go live to the public, said Paula Ma'u the CEO for the Ministry of Information and Communication.
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Tuesday 11 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's high speed internet is expected to be launched on August 5, after a multi-million dollar submarine fibre optic cable network goes live. The landing of the first cable in Tonga was celebrated this morning in Sopu after the arrival of the 'Ile de Re' French cable ship from Fiji, on June 10.
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Monday 3 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cable ship “Ile de Re” is now in Suva and preparing to roll-out an 837km underwater fibre-optic cable line from Fiji to Tonga, in a $34 million project that will boost Tonga's internet capacity by 6000 times.
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Friday 17 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's upcoming high speed broadband capacity welcomed in Nuku'alofa this morning when the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano opened the Tonga National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day at the Queen Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa. Matangi Tonga Online is working at a booth in the Hall and as you are reading this article your location is shown as a dot on a world map.
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Tuesday 9 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Cable Ltd. has moved into a new two-storey building at Sopu ready to operate a US$33 million submarine fibre-optic cable telecommunications network for Tonga, expected to be completed by the end of July 2013.
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Wednesday 8 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Communications costs in Tonga are under pressure as the Tonga Government aims to collect more than $10 million pa'anga revenue from the communications and public enterprises sector in the current financial year.
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Thursday 10 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Network of France won the contract to lay a submarine fibre-optic cable system from Fiji to Tonga, which is expected to be in service by June 2013.
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Wednesday 19 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga took another step toward connecting up to the Southern Cross Submarine Fiber Optic in Fiji and to the world high-speed communication network yesterday, October 18 when the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano presented Robert Bolouri, the manager of Tonga Cable Limited with a Wholesale Communications Licence.
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Tuesday 30 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission Elenoa 'Amanaki (63) hands over the reins on public broadcasting when her four-year contract ends on Tuesday, September 30.
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Wednesday 13 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The launching of an SMS text message service by the Tonga Communication Corporation on July 11,was a milestone in the development of mobile telecommunications in Tonga, according to the Acting General Manager of TCC Timote Katoanga.
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Tuesday 14 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Tonfon increases the capacity of its Global System for Mobile Communication from 5,000 to 50,000 subscribers before the end of this year, it will have the capacity to provide a mobile phone for one in every two people in Tonga.
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Friday 16 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has a new reputation as a leader in world web pornography, this week being ranked as one of the top ten country suffixes for web porn publishing.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A former technician with the Tonga Telephone and Telegraph Department back in 1957, Alexander James McGregor (80), from Grey Lynn, Auckland, visited Tonga for the third time in November. When he first arrived in Tonga in 1957 homes were thatched huts, and there were no aeroplanes, just ferries. There were a few vehicles and the telephone system operated through one switchboard.From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new professional organisation of Tongan news media was officially registered in Nuku‘alofa as an incorporated society on 11 November 2003. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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